Roasted vegetable pesto rice

Roasted vegetable pesto rice

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Posh Rice
Serves
6
Prep
50 mins

The pesto dressing doesn’t include cheese, so if you want to make this salad vegan, just leave out the Parmesan shavings at the end.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 large courgette, sliced into 5mm rounds
1 red onion, cut into wedges
1 aubergine, cut into 1.5cm cubes
2 peppers, cut into chunks (red or yellow, or a mix)
2 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
250g wild rice
100g spinach, roughly sliced
25g parmesan shavings
salt
freshly ground black pepper

For the pesto

Quantity Ingredient
50g almonds
50g basil leaves
1 garlic clove, crushed
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 lemon, zested and a squeeze of juice

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Toss the courgette, onion, aubergine and red and yellow peppers in 2½ tbsp oil with some seasoning. Tip onto parchment-lined baking trays, spreading out to a single layer. Roast for 35 – 45 minutes until golden and beginning to caramelise.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the rice according to the packet instructions. Drain, then spread it out on a tray and leave to cool.
  3. To make the pesto, toast the almonds in the oven for 5–8 minutes until golden, then tip them into the small bowl of a food processor. Add the basil, garlic, 3 tbsp oil, plenty of seasoning and 4 –5 tbsp water, and the lemon zest and juice. Blitz until smooth. Stir 5 tbsp of the dressing through the rice, along with the spinach. Taste and season, then arrange on a serving plate. Spoon over the vegetables and drizzle over the remaining dressing. Top with Parmesan shavings and grind over some black pepper.
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